Arsenal player ratings vs Sheffield United as one scores 9/10 and a rare 6/10 in 5-0 thrashing

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Raya: Raya had a relatively uneventful game, with Sheffield United struggling to create many goal-scoring opportunities. However, his composure and readiness were evident, ensuring he was in the right place at the right time when needed. 7.

Ben White: Was rotated out after playing every minute in the Premier League this season. 7.

William Saliba: It was an easy game for Saliba as Sheffield United failed to pose a significant threat. 7.

Jakub Kiwior: While he wasn’t severely tested by the opposition, he displayed great potential and composure. 7.

Oleksandr Zinchenko: Zinchenko delivered a significantly improved performance compared to previous outings. His contribution both defensively and offensively made a noticeable difference. 7.

Declan Rice: Excelled in his typical midfield duties but also provided a beautifully executed assist. His vision and well-weighted pass played a crucial role in Arsenal’s success during the match. 8.

Kai Havertz: Havertz put in a decent performance, but still isn’t producing the kind of moments expected of him. 6.

Emile Smith Rowe: Maintained possession well and offered support in both attack and defence but didn’t manage to create any game-changing moments. 6.

Bukayo Saka: Leading the team as captain, Saka put in a stellar performance. Excellent work rate, ability to beat defenders. 7.

Eddie Nketiah: The star of the match, scoring a remarkable first Premier League hattrick. Superb. 9.

Gabriel Martinelli: Contributed positively to the team’s performance with his work rate and willingness to track back. 7.

Takehiro Tomiyasu: Tomiyasu made an immediate impact after coming on, scoring a superb goal. His introduction injected a burst of energy into the team. 8.

Leandro Trossard: Trossard continued to impress with another strong performance as a substitute. Contributed positively to the team’s play and maintained a high level of performance. 7.

Mohamed Elneny: Came on late in the game and had limited time to influence the match. N/A.

Reiss Nelson: His work rate and ability to support the team were evident but didn’t result in any standout moments. 6.

Fabio Vieira: Showcased composure and accuracy in converting a late penalty. Productive cameo appearance. 7.